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    What reloading book?

    Hi everyone.
    I promised myself that I would get in to reloading by the end of this year and as a place to start I am wondering what reloading books would be recommended?
    Granted there is a plethora of information on the net, including this place, however sometimes a hard copy of a reliable book that you can thumb through pays dividends.


    All help gratefully received.


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    If poss more than one (eventually), not Lyman's in my opinion unless into handguns (maybe, i'm not).

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    As above, you can never have enough reloading manuals

    My picks are
    Lee
    Speer
    Hornady
    Nick Harvey
    ADI

    Cheers
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    Zediker Publishing
    Go to this sight and buy Top Grade Ammo, I have a one of his more advanced reloading books
    He knows his stuff and writes in an easy to understand and fun manner doesn't come across as a know it all
    and is not trying to sell any particular brand, Would still pay to buy your bullet manufacturers manuals not all the load data is available online
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    Thanks for the information so far, it's a great start.
    Based on @shooternz I will locate the Hornady manual as the rifle loves their pills and take it from there.
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    Willie try Nathan Foster book on reloading it gives a wide choice of items and how to set up what to buy what you need and don't.

    Been very helpful for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Willie View Post
    Thanks for the information so far, it's a great start.
    Based on @shooternz I will locate the Hornady manual as the rifle loves their pills and take it from there.
    Yep, I was going to say Hornady's book for the load data is one of the few worth buying nowadays. As for all the others - I wouldn't bother with them, unless you want to impress your mates with your dusty library.
    Most everything else you can get online.

    Starting out though it is good to have a decent "how to" book and the one shooternz has identified looks really good.

    I have the original Harvey book which is OK for "how to". The loads though are mostly plagiarised from the reloading manuals of the day.

    And of course, to keep P38 happy, Lee's book is full of good grass roots stuff albeit biased towards his products.

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    Will do @Sideshow.

    Hey if anyone has a good location for any of these books that would be much appreciated.

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    I've got a copy of nick harvies I don't want any more... What you got that I want???

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    You reloading in 7mm08?
    About 500 empty cases all Hornady- but you aim getting all them
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    I had a very old ( now ) copy of the speer reloading manual, it was invaluable in its day for reference about cartridges and calibers and where they came from.
    If you want info on charge weights etc for specific powders I would just google that info but the good old hard copy of a few books is great for reference, especially when starting out.
    I have an older lymans book still if you want it for free, it can give you the basics about reloading but a lot of the more modern cartridges are not in it and the powder side of things doesnt include ADI which I am a big fan of these days. I think its the # 9 book from about 1980

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnd View Post
    I had a very old ( now ) copy of the speer reloading manual, it was invaluable in its day for reference about cartridges and calibers and where they came from.
    If you want info on charge weights etc for specific powders I would just google that info but the good old hard copy of a few books is great for reference, especially when starting out.
    I have an older lymans book still if you want it for free, it can give you the basics about reloading but a lot of the more modern cartridges are not in it and the powder side of things doesnt include ADI which I am a big fan of these days. I think its the # 9 book from about 1980
    Thanks for the offer John.
    Looks like I have some new ones on their way so I will politely decline, yet again thanks and right good bunch of buggers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Willie View Post
    Will do @Sideshow.

    Hey if anyone has a good location for any of these books that would be much appreciated.

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    The Practical Guide To Reloading

    Here you go

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    If you can buy the reloading book that has the same components as what you are going to use. eg Hornady Book for Hornady bullets. You can use books like Nick Harvey's for various different companies bullets of the same weight. Have used his load info for many years and has always been good.
    I have several different books like Noslar, Barnes , etc and it's good to compare loads from different companies but sometimes there are quite large differences in load info using the same powders etc. You can't have to many hand loading Books.

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    This is going to get expensive- so many new things to buy

    Sideshows link alone will cost me. Damn you internet your managing to loosen a Scotsman's wallet- almost as rare as seeing a Scottish player in the Lions tour!
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